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Summary

Sometimes you have to let your heart rule your head....

Cherry, Maggie and Rose are mother, daughter and granddaughter, each with their own hopes, dreams and even sorrows. They have always been close, so when, in a moment of impulse, Cherry buys a gorgeous but run-down pub in the village she grew up in, it soon becomes a family affair.

All three women uproot themselves and move to Rushbrook, deep in the heart of Somerset, to take over The Swan and restore it to its former glory. Cherry is at the helm, Maggie is in charge of the kitchen, and Rose tends the picturesque garden that leads down to the river.

Before long, the locals are delighted to find the beating heart of the village is back, bringing all kinds of surprises through the door.

Could Cherry's impulse purchase change all their lives - and bring everyone the happiness they're searching for?

Escape to the glorious Somerset countryside with this joyful and uplifting story of family, love and hope. 

©2022 Veronica Henry (P)2022 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"A lush, inviting read that lifts the heart and spirits!" (Adele Parks)

"An utter delight." (Jill Mansell) 

"Truly blissful escapism." (Lucy Diamond) 

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Refreshing

Really enjoyed the story snd characters. Beautifully written and wonderfully narrated. Makes you want to go and visit a country pub and drink in the sunshine.,

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beautiful

This book is just beautiful the characters and descriptions make me want to go and find the 3 Swans and live in Rushbrook .The narrators voice was calm and soothing like velvet . Have enjoyed so many of Veronicas books but this is my favourite .Really hope we catch up with them again in the future .

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A very enjoyable read

Didn't want this book to end , a really good read, Will read more of her books

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Loved this joyful book.

possibly the best veronica Henry has written. wonderful family feel good story. beautifully read .

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Beautifully narrated

A lovely story that makes one want to pack up and go and live in the beautiful countryside. Just enough love, drama, and energy to make a really nice easy listen. Lovely characters that you want to know and be friends with. A great family story with the same hiccups we all experience in our day-to-day living.

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Beautiful

I loved it. Full of believable characters, all of whom you can warn to. A good story, with heartwarming moments of family & friends & their lives. I will listen to this one fir many years to cone.

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Good & enjoyable read

Nothing too difficult or onerous just an interesting light-hearted story, with no.complex intentions.
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perfect and absorbing

delicious!!! one of veronica Henry's best so far and I have read them all. I had to have the hard copy as well as the audible just so I could listen when I couldn't read!

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Just lovely! I’m a fan of Veronica Henry but this is definitely one of her best. Can relate to the characters and the story draws the listener in easily. And if you guess how some of the relationships work out, it’s part of the fun. Felt like you were part of the drama and sorry it ended! Can’t wait to listen to it again (once I’ve forgotten the finer details). Highly recommend.

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Heartwarmingly gripping, the awesome book will move you!

The first time I’ve heard of Veronica Henry, was when my wife told me she had bought a book to keep her company while I work away!

This book is… I’m not qualified to say masterpiece. This book is bloody brilliant, fast paced, relatable and energising!

My wife and I have loved listening to it from opposite sides of the world, talking about it, confessing how important taking a risk is!

From my family to yours thank you Veronica (and team)! You have made being detached that little bit more bearable!

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